Reber and the Crimson look to get back into ECAC play this week vs. Dartmouth. (Elan Kawesch)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After a month away from home, the No. 10/10 Harvard women's hockey team will take to the ice at the Bright Landry Hockey Center as the Crimson (3-2-2, 2-1-1 ECAC) hosts fellow ECAC and Ivy League foe Dartmouth (4-3-0, 2-2-0 ECAC) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The game will air live on NESN and will be streamed on the Ivy League Digital Network as well, outside of New England.
The First Line
- The Crimson opened 2014-15 with a pair of home victories, but a tough November saw Harvard go 1-2-2 away from the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Crimson earned draws with then-No. 7/7 Clarkson and then-No. 7/7 Boston University, but fell to St. Lawrence and No. 1/1 Boston College before ending on a high note with a win versus Northeastern.
- In the three non-conference games, Miye D'Oench, Samantha Reber and Hillary Crowe each played on the same line. Last year, the triad accounted for 96 points on 45 goals and 51 assists combined. In seven games of 2014-15, the three skaters have already tallied 24 points (10-14—24) as the top-3 scorers on the ice for Harvard.
- Harvard and Dartmouth have met 85 times since 1978-79 and the series is deadlocked at 41-41-3. The Crimson is riding a four-game win streak over the Big Green and is 6-1-1 versus Dartmouth since 2011-12.
Ivy League Digital Network
After an incredibly successful inaugural year that saw over 1,000 events streamed live, The Ivy League Digital Network has returned for 2014-15, providing fans with unprecedented coverage of the Ivy League.
Multiple subscription options are available to fans including school-specific and league-wide passes. To learn more about the Ivy League Digital Network or to sign-up today, click here.
Use the all new Social Stream on GoCrimson.com to stay connected with the Crimson on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube this year. The Social Stream brings the conversation from all three platforms into one convenient location, allowing fans of all Harvard Athletics teams to monitor the action in real time.
The Tale of Two Laings
Freshman Lexie Laing has started well for Harvard, along with her fellow rookies on the ice, accounting for four points (2-2—4) to start her Crimson campaign. Laing's two goals – both power play scores – have come when sister Brianna Laing has earned the start in the net. Brianna has picked up two wins on the season: versus Rensselaer and versus Northeastern; Lexie scored Harvard's second goal in both of those contests.
The Crimson is unbeaten when scoring first this season (1-0-2), but has shown it can come back after falling behind early by securing two wins after opponents found the back of the net first. Harvard also relies on outshooting its foes, going 3-1-1 when taking more shots.
This season, Harvard will play three times on Tuesday beginning with the midweek showdown versus Dartmouth. Last season, the Crimson was 2-1 on Tuesday with wins over Dartmouth and Boston University.
After starting the season 4-0 and ranked in the top-10, the Big Green (4-3-0, 2-2-0 ECAC) enters the midweek game at Harvard looking to stem its current three-game losing streak. Dartmouth handled New Hampshire, Union, RPI and St. Lawrence to start off the year, but has fallen in consecutive games to St. Lawrence, Clarkson and Boston University. In its four wins, the Big Green has outscored opponents 19-5, but has been outscored 9-3 in its losses.
Offensively, the Dartmouth offense has produced an identical 22 goals as Harvard, coming out to 3.14 per outing. A pair of junior forwards in Lindsey Allen and Laura Stacey leads the Big Green on the attack, combining for 12 goals and six assists for 18 points. Five of their goals combined have come on the power play. In addition to Allen and Stacey, eight other skaters for Dartmouth have found the back of the net this season.
In goal, Robyn Chemago has had a decent sophomore year, earning the 4-3-0 record with a .922 save percentage (153 saves) and a slim 1.87 goals against average (13 goals allowed). She's shut out opponents just once this season, blanking Union in the second game of the year.
The Crimson has a short week as Princeton and Quinnipiac, the latter of which is one of two unbeaten left in the NCAA (the other being No. 1 BC).